Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

About the Provider

Dr. Heffron enjoys forming relationships with patients and their families and is grateful to share in the range of emotions that occur during life’s most important milestones. He enjoys all aspects of pregnancy care, and is also interested in preconception counseling, contraception and minimally invasive surgery. He recently moved to the Portland area with his wife, young son and Labrador Retriever. He enjoys cooking, gardening and woodworking.

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Detroit Medical Center / Wayne State University, 2012

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Detroit Medical Center / Wayne State University, 2009

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2006

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Boston College, 2002

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (58)
  • Patient Comments (10)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.62 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.71 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.69 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.73 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.58 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.22 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.43 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.74 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.68 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.69 out of 5
  • 01/06/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    He was amazing. Took his time explaining. Genuinely seemed to care. Made himself available for any questions.

  • 01/02/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Thank you for caring about me and the awful pain I have been through. I am so encouraged to know we have a plan and that there will be an end to this pain and I can get my life back.

  • 12/16/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    He was great and very interactive.

  • 11/28/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    He was very nice, I would see him again.

  • 10/14/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    I love my provider so far! I?ve gone through several that always brush off my pain and concerns and Dr. Heffron listens to me and helps me understand what?s medically wrong with me so much better than any other dr I?ve ever had!

  • 10/08/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Bless that man. I wish there were more male OBGYNs. I wss literally on my deathbed because of the female doctors I've had ignore me in my past. I've felt sick for so long and because this man listened to me and helped me, I'm finally feeling so much better. It's so important to never write off your patients. Those past ladies did me no favors. Heffron saved my life and Is now making it so I can get back on my feet and enjoy life. He is awesome!

  • 09/26/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Ari is an amazing practitioner. I felt like his only patient. He is serious when needed, thorough, and humorous when it suits. A great combo. He also explains things thoroughly in a clear manner.

  • 09/17/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Most of my doctors are always short of time to answer questions and/or listen to you. Dr. Heffron gives the impression that he has all the time in the world to listen to you and that he cares about what you say. Excellent!

  • 08/27/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    This is the first time in more than 30 years that I?ve seen a male Ob/Gyn doctor. He was good mannered, parient, and explained things in ways that worked for me. The purpose and methods of the procedure caused me to be worried prior to the procedure, but he was direct and calm about explaining things and answering questions.

  • 08/23/2018

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr Heffron is excellent! I appreciate his professionalism and ease to talk to/understanding of issues.

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